Project summary task not updating

Asta Power Project also includes a “hammock” task whose construction is more like that of an independent summary activity.

That is, it is not necessary to indicate start/finish relationships.

MSP has never included an explicit Hammock or LOE task type, and since summary tasks do not provide the needed solution in many cases, a subtle method for constructing simple hammock tasks was created.This satisfies the requirement that such tasks not be included in any calculations of the project’s Critical Path.Since some users have reported inadvertent introduction of splits into hammock tasks during cost updating, I added a little mini-procedure to close all such splits that are 100% in the future, prior to updating the hammock duration.Unfortunately, even if the links remain stable and updated (which is not guaranteed), the sources of these adjustments remain hidden.In addition to the absence of auditable schedule information, regular users of linked hammocks may have noticed the following issues, which are present in MSP Professional 2010 and later releases: This alternate approach has the key benefit of presenting an explicit logical basis for the hammock task’s schedule dates, which can be easily checked and modified if necessary.

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